Monoamine oxidase polymorphisms and smoking behaviour in Japanese.

  title={Monoamine oxidase polymorphisms and smoking behaviour in Japanese.},
  author={Hidemi Ito and Nobuyuki Hamajima and Keitaro Matsuo and Katashi Okuma and Sigeki Sato and Ryuzo Ueda and Kazuo Tajima},
  volume={13 2},
Although nicotine dependence is one of the primary reasons why smokers cannot quit smoking, nicotine cannot explain all of the psychopharmacological effects of tobacco smoke. Accumulating evidence points to potent inhibition of monoamine oxidase (MAO) which metabolizes neurotransmitters relating to additive behaviour. We have therefore investigated the… CONTINUE READING